Lenity

Lenity
(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Lenity->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ lenity
lenity
lenience
leniency
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ moderation
moderation
&c. 174
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ tolerance
tolerance
toleration
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ mildness
mildness
gentleness
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ favor
favor
indulgence
indulgency
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ clemency
clemency
mercy
forbearance
quarter
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ compassion
compassion
&c. 914
PARAG:Lenity->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be-lenient
be-lenient
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ tolerate
tolerate
bear with
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ parcere subjectis
parcere subjectis
give quarter
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ indulge
indulge
allow one to have his own way
spoil
PARAG:Lenity->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ lenient
lenient
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ mild
mild
mild as milk
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ gentle
gentle
soft
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ tolerant
tolerant
indulgent
easy-going
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ clement
clement
&c.(compassionate) 914
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ forbearing
forbearing
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ long-suffering
long-suffering

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  • Lenity — Len i*ty ( t[y^]), n. [L. lenitas, fr. lenis soft, mild: cf. OF. lenit[ e]. See {Lenient}.] The state or quality of being lenient; mildness of temper or disposition; gentleness of treatment; softness; tenderness; clemency; opposed to {severity}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lenity — index clemency, humanity (humaneness), indulgence, lenience, moderation, pity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • lenity — softness, early 15c., from M.Fr. lénité or directly from L. lenitatem (nom. lenitas), from lenis soft, mild (see LENIENT (Cf. lenient)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • lenity — clemency, *mercy, charity, grace Analogous words: leniency, indulgence, clemency, mercifulness, forbearance, tolerance (see under FORBEARING): benignity, benignancy, kindliness, kindness (see corresponding adjectives at KIND): compassionateness… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • lenity — [len′ətē] n. [OFr lenité < L lenitas < lenis, mild: see LENIENT] 1. the quality or condition of being lenient; mildness; gentleness; mercifulness 2. pl. lenities a lenient act SYN. MERCY …   English World dictionary

  • Lenity Rule — This rule provides that where there is ambiguity in the language of a statute concerning multiple punishment, ambiguity should be resolved in favor of lenity in sentencing. U.S. v. Harrington, C.A.Va., 662 F.2d 1046, 1054 …   Black's law dictionary

  • Lenity Rule — This rule provides that where there is ambiguity in the language of a statute concerning multiple punishment, ambiguity should be resolved in favor of lenity in sentencing. U.S. v. Harrington, C.A.Va., 662 F.2d 1046, 1054 …   Black's law dictionary

  • lenity — noun Date: 1548 the quality or state of being lenient ; clemency …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lenity — /len i tee/, n., pl. lenities. 1. the quality or state of being mild or gentle, as toward others. 2. a lenient act. [1540 50; < L lenitas. See LENIS, TY2] * * * …   Universalium

  • lenity — noun a) leniency b) mercy …   Wiktionary

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